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Some of our partners in France + other handy links

For our escorted tours we use a wide variety of local guides, such as –

Penny in Toulouse

Emma in the Languedoc

Aurelie in Avignon

Cecile in Nice


Hot air balloon flights


Videos – Luciole barge cruises –

Videos – other barge cruises –

Rental boat videos – Nicols –

The biggest fleet of rental boats – Le Boat

FPP rental boats

Waterways maps –

Canal information –


Reports on cycling adventures

If you want an engine on your bike


Some accommodation –

Paris 8th – charming, family-run hotel that we’ve been working with for years –

Paris 7th – welcoming central Left Bank hotel –

Burgundy, Auxerrois – rambling country hotel with traditional restaurant –

Burgundy, Morvan – country hotel with excellent restaurant –

Burgundy, Brionnais – simple hotel with a notable restaurant and some gites –

Jura – delightful country chateau-hotel with superb restaurant –

Rouen – simple, welcoming hotel in the town centre –

Bayeux – Classic, welcoming hotel in the town centre with parking –

Roannais – comfortable B&B on a wine estate –

Roannais – the Troisgros brothers are world famous for their cuisine and have built these quirky, designer cabins by their country restaurant near Iguerande –

Pyrenees, Bearn – Lovely B&B and gite – and Nicole offers cooking classes to groups –


Some restaurants –

The best restaurant guide for modern innovative cuisine

Paris – 1st arrondissement classic bistro with blackboard (ardoise) menu –

Paris – 2nd arrondissement – chic modern bistro –

Paris – 5th arrondissement – Classic cuisine & modest prices for a Michelin starred restaurant –

Paris – 6th arrondissement – bistro with Kiwi and American owners, noted for its fish and its wine cellar –

Paris – 7th arrondissement  Chef Jean-Francois Piege’s restaurant Clover is already on our wish list, and  his new place will be too –  when we win Lotto…

Paris – 8th arrondissement – town-meets-country bistro –

Champagne, Reims – gastronomic restaurant and champagne bar –

Burgundy, Auxerrois – exceptional, modern Burgundian cuisine, plus rooms so you can really enjoy their impressive wine selection-

Burgundy, Verdun sur le Doubs – outstanding modern regional cuisine, comfortable rooms & great cooking classes for groups from Chef Didier Denis and his loyal team –

Jura, Pupillin – stylish, modern country inn for beautiful regional cuisine –

Charente, Bourg Charente – superb modern regional cuisine and cooking classes for groups –

Bordeaux – cheap and cheerful restaurant, great food, popular with students  –

St Emilion – trendy popular wine bar-restaurant –

Pyrenees, St Jean de Luz – delicious modern dishes and low prices –

Provence, L’Isle sur la Sorgue – delicious modern cuisine at modest prices –


France Tourist Office –

Paris Tourist Office –

Search engine for flights –

Cheap flights within Europe –

Air France’s budget airline –

French trains –

The Man in Seat Sixty-One